In 2000, Charles Schlueter began to think about ways in which he could maintain his legacy as an artist and teacher through the support of young developing trumpet and brass musicians. Although long dedicated to the instruction, coaching and the furthering of artistic achievement in his students, he wanted to structure this commitment more formally. Thus, he decided to start the Charles Schlueter Foundation in 2001.
Over the life of the Foundation, a total of more than $150,000 has been awarded to 50 individuals and organizations.
The mission of the Charles Schlueter Foundation is to foster the enjoyment of music, promote music education, assist in the training of talented young brass performers, encourage improved brass pedagogy, and support the creation of new literature for brass instruments.
To establish international collaboration in the field of musical performance.
To celebrate and preserve the cultural and artistic heritage of the trumpet and its repertoire.
To bring the artistry of trumpet virtuoso, Charles Schlueter, to young instrumental students in their schools.
To support and encourage the creation of new solo and ensemble literature for the trumpet.
To inspire and guide emerging talented trumpet performers toward professional achievement.
To support Charles Schlueter in his efforts to record important trumpet repertoire for posterity.
To encourage the study of the trumpet.
To promote music as an essential part of school curriculums.
To maintain an effective liaison with various schools, communities and national organizations that have allied interests in music and music education.
To understand and demonstrate how music serves as a means of communication across a range of cultures throughout the world.
To present Charles Schlueter and selected colleagues in recitals at community venues other than major performance centers.
President: Charles Schlueter
Vice President: Marsha Caron
Director of Fine Arts, Medford, Massachusetts public schools K-12 (retired 2005)
Senior Advisor, Encore Etc., Inc. (A wind instrument sterilization company)
Treasurer: Dennis Caron
Retired music educator and free-lance trumpeter
Managing and Artistic Director, Jazz at Lincoln Center, New York City, New York
International Trumpet Soloist, Composer, Pedagogue, Recording Artist
Pulitzer Prize for Music
Recipient of Grammy Awards
Free-lance trumpet artist, Oberlin, Ohio
Former Principal Trumpet, Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra, Boston Opera, Portland (Maine) Symphony
Former member Caracas (Venezuela) Symphony
Former faculty, Royal Conservatory of Music, Toronto, Canada. Founder, Niagara Brass Ensemble.
Producer of Charles Schlueter CDs
Principal Trumpet, Kyushu Symphony Orchestra, Fukuoka, Japan
Faculty, Sakuyo University, Kurashiki, Japan
Amato Lepore, Jr.
Independent accounting executive
Board Member of Encore Etc., Inc. (A wind instrument sterilization company), Andover, Massachusetts.
Board Member Registrar of Voters, Medford, Massachusetts